Dan Sekanwagi."The Beat Of a Different Drummer"
Dan Sekanwagi conferring with Sabasaja at the first Ugandan Masters Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in 2007.
Dan Sekanwagi a native of Uganda considers himself a self-taught artist. Dan Sekanwagi began his career as an illustrator and structural draftsman in Kampala, Uganda. Excellence in these graphic disciplines provided an expanded vocabulary for his articulate visual language. Combining the immediate impact of modern sculptural elements with dramatic coloring and shading, Dan Sekanwagi’s early works articulate historical and personal subject matter with striking emotional potency and breathtaking eloquence.
In Uganda, Dan Sekanwagi worked as a structural draftsman for an engineering corporation, an illustrator for the leading publishing house and an illustrator of educational television for Makerere University Center for Continuing Education system. In 1976 Dan Sekanwagi's art career began in ernest when he left his native to go and reside in Kenya. In Nairobi (Kenya) where he lived until 1983, Dan Sekanwagi left an impact on the Kenya art scene with his distinctive style of painting with inks and dyes on canvas.
Dan Sekanwagi has been featured on TV and Radio broadcasts including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC World Service), Kenya Television and Voice of America (VOA). Among the many beneficiaries of Sekanwagi's work of art is the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which published his art for an international fund-raising greeting cards project "For the well-being of the world's children" in 1987.
Sekanwagi, a self actualized and disciplined expressionist enjoys his art and works with multiple media. While the art form itself seems to emerge from a world only known to the artist, the content and subject matter of his work do relate to basic human activities and experiences or occurrences. Dan Sekanwagi's work is truly as intriguing as it is dynamic.
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Dan Sekanwagi Paintings.
"Settlers" Sekanwagi is credited with introducing significant advances in both style and technique to Nairobi ’s thriving international art scene. Photo courtesy of www.sekanwagi.com
"Idle" Dan Sekanwagi's admirers continue to discover new rewards upon entering his ever-evolving, ever-reaching visual explorations. Photo courtesy of www.sekanwagi.com
"Great Expectations" Dan Sekanwagi’s early works articulate historical and personal subject matter with striking emotional potency and breathtaking eloquence. Photo courtesy of www.sekanwagi.com